Why do teenagers use drugs and what can their parents do about it? Guests: Dr. Alex Stalcup, MD, Director of the New Leaf Treatment Center in Lafayette. Meredith Maran, author and journalist, and mother of two sons. Find resources at her web site.
Declaring a racial identity may be easy for most of us, but not for the increasing numbers of biracial and transracial children. Rona and guests Tarah Fleming, the Diversity Specialist at Berkeley's Childcare Health Program, and Joemy Ito-Gates, founder of the Fusion Program for Mixed Heritage Youth, discuss the unique issues facing multi-ethnic families.
Traveling this summer with your family? Learn how to prepare yourself and your kids for a fun and safe summer vacation. Guests: Vicki Lansky, author of Trouble-Free Travel with Children; Dr. Susan Anderson, MD, Travel Tropical and Wilderness Medicine Consultant at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic.
Having a baby may be thrilling and rewarding, but it's also life-changing, stressful and overwhelming. Rona and her guests Dr. Shoshana Bennett, co-author of the book Beyond The Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Postpartum and Prenatal Depression, and David Klinker, advocate for husbands of postpartum depression survivors, discuss the impact of the "baby blues" on the entire family.
Childhood Matters celebrates our second anniversary on the air by celebrating the people who made us a success - our wonderful listeners. Rona and two of our favorite parents, Kisha Grove and James Ricks, welcome your calls.
Do you have questions about your child's health or development? Guest pediatrician is Al Goldberg, MD who has a private pediatric practice in San Rafael, and serves on the pediatric staff of Marin General Hospital.
Do you and your family make time to step away from the indoors and out into nature? Itâs never too late to embrace the wonders of the outdoors. Join Nurse Rona and guest Rue Mapp, founder of Outdoor Afro, as they discuss the importance and benefits of getting outside and exploring the natural world. Topics: outdoors, nature, activities, camping, hiking, kayaking, swimming, walks
Parents at Play Cafe in Oakland talk about the difficulties of making romantic time for their relationship with kids in the picture. Topics: time, balance, romance, intimacy, relationship, love, communication, support
Being aware of children's needs as they begin or return to school can assist any parent with a smooth and successful transition. Guests: Host Mike Riera, new Head of the Redwood Day School of Oakland and author of Staying Connected to Your Teenager, Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers and Right From Wrong: Instilling a Sense of Integrity in Your Child, Kathy Duhl also of Redwood Day School, and Jean C. Monroe, Early Care & Education Consultant and Childhood Development Specialist.
It's more than just brushing! Attention to children's oral health begins well before the child's first tooth arrives. Guest: David H. Lees, DDS, JD, MBA. Dr. Lees is the Children's Dental Initiative Director at The Health Trust.
Associate Producer Lacey Daniell spoke with Dr. David Alexander, President and CEO at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health about what unique challenges face families with children with special health care needs. For more information on the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, visit http://www.lpfch.org/
Children who learn to love reading almost always have a parent who read aloud to them very early. Reading aloud to your child is the single most important thing you can do to prepare your child for school. Guests: Barry Zuckerman, MD
Today, children are exposed to more traumatic experiences than any parent would like. Rona and two of America's leading trauma experts, Dr. Bruce Perry of Houston's ChildTrauma Academy and Dr. Herb Schreier, a psychiatrist at Children's Hospital Oakland, discuss the impact of trauma and violence on children's mental and emotional development.
Nurse Rona's Community Forum airs Sundays from 6 to 6:30 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM. Take Five for First 5 with Susan Regan, Executive Director and Founder of Bay Area Children First (funded in part by First 5 Alameda). - http://www.baychild.org - http://www.ackids.org Getting Kids Excited About Food: • Denise Jardine, Community Educator with Whole Foods Market, gives tips on grocery shopping and cooking with kids. - http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America)...
Associate Producer Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. chats with a couple of parents about the role of music in their children's lives. Topics: music, rhythm, development, learning, talent, benefits, exposure, reasoning
Our associate producer, Lorenzo Plazola, Jr. spoke with a couple of parents at Studio Grow in Berkeley about how they talk to their children about inappropriate physical touching. Topics: prevention, molestation, abuse, touching, appropriate, inappropriate, informing, curiosity
An African American infant born today is more than twice as likely to die within the first year of life as a white infant. Guests: Jenee Edwards, Coordinator of the Black Infant Health Project (BIH) in San Francisco. Dr. Carol Miller, Director of the Well-Baby Nursery and a Professor of Pediatrics at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.
In California, about 30 percent of children live in single-parent homes. Single parents face unique challenges and can grow strong as they face them. We'll talk with two experienced and knowledgeable people. Guests: Gail Werblin, Marriage and Family Therapist Lee Hefner, co-author of Divorced Dads.
Interracial marriages in the US have doubled between 1990 and 2000, and the children of these couples are the fastest growing segment of the population. Guests: Donna Jackson Nakazawa author of Does Anybody Else Look Like Me?: A Parent's Guide to Raising Multiracial Children. Stephen Anderson is a counselor and social worker for Alameda County Social Services Agency.
Producer Felsha Zuschlag, chats with teens at De Anza High School about how they deal with academic and personal issues. Topics: stress, teen, high school, homework, family, extracurricular, activities, sports, SAT, college prep
Being a parent often means romance takes a backseat to family needs. With busy work schedules and the responsibilities of running a household, couples can drift apart. Join Nurse Rona and guests as they discuss how to keep intimacy and romance alive during parenthood, and why keeping romance alive with your partner can benefit everyone in the family. For this special show, check out guests Peg and Leslie's Valentine's Day Contest. There are two ways to win luxurious wine country get-a-ways,...
At the end of a year and the beginning of another, we have an opportunity to reflect on the relationship we have with our children, and think about what's working well and what we would like to change. Guests: Peter Levine, MD, Pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek, and James Ricks, Support Group Leader with Family Resource Network.
Learn more about the joys and challenges of breastfeeding, including what to do when you can't breastfeed, if you're working or if you're an adoptive parent. Guests: Susan McLaughlin, the WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator for Santa Clara County, and Certified Lactation Consultant Laura Monin.
We treat girls and boys differently starting at birth, from the things we buy for them to how we talk about gender. Although parents and caregivers may not intend to do it, girls are often subtly discouraged from displaying strength, smarts, and feistiness. Join in on this crucial conversation about how we raise girls, and what we can do to encourage their true individual natures. Also hear about a strong force to reckon with: the media. Guests: Lisa Izzi, founder and president of Girls Are...
Assistant Producer Anthony Georgetti speaks to the staff at Interactive Parenting Media about their own holiday traditions. This segment originally aired during the December 20, 2008 episode of Childhood Matters "Family Rituals and Traditions."
Nurse Rona's Community Forum airs Sundays from 6 to 6:30 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM. Take Five for First 5 with Mark Friedman, Chief Executive Officer of First 5 Alameda County, on investing in the future of our children. 2009 California Report Card: Setting the Agenda for Children: • Wilma Chan, Vice President of Policy at Children Now and former Majority Leader of the California State Assembly. (To view the full report card, click here [http://www.childrennow.org/publications/report_card.html])...
Take Five for First 5, with Christine Hom of First 5 Alameda on asthma. Teaching Your Kids Gratitude: • Christine Carter, Executive Director of the Greater Good Science Center. • Asheba Wilson, musical storyteller. • Brian Higgins, Communications Manager, Alameda Community County Food Bank. • Maria Stokes, Public Relations Director, United Way of the Bay Area. Happiness in Children's Lives: • Don't Worry – Assistant Producer Anthony Georgetti speaks with parents and caregivers about...
Your child is a wealth of potential, a complex and curious creature, developing new skills by means of exploration, discovery, and reflection. Providing enriching experiences in every childhood could transform our culture. Guests: Dr Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD, Mary Claire Heffron, PhD,
Many parents are forced to make very difficult decisions every month between paying the costs of rent, childcare and food for their families. Guests: Aimee Durfee, coordinator of Californians for Family Economic Self-Sufficiency (CFESS), a project of the National Economic Development & Law Center (NEDLC). Terri Martin, parent leader of Lifetime, an organization empowering low-income families through education.
Many parents feel alone and powerless in their attempts to understand all the media choices that are available to their children. Guests: Linda Burch, Managing Director of Commonsense Media, dedicated to improving media and entertainment choices. Sheila Butcher Smith, manager of the Early Learning Department at KQED, overseeing outreach services reaching over 50,000 Bay Area child care professionals, parents and children each year.
Lorenzo Plazola, Jr., our associate producer, spoke with a couple of parents in Berkeley's Habitot Children's Museum about how they balance their family life, work life, and personal outlets. Topics: balance, communication, activities, incorporate, outdoors, outgoing, family, life, work, methods
Studies on brain development of young children suggest that children benefit from early learning experiences both at home and in a school setting. Guests: Senator Barbara Boxer, Dr. David Arredondo of EMQ Children & Family Services of Campbell, CA and Maryann O'Sullivan, Executive Director of Preschool California.
What does it mean to be a mother? Rona and guests Daphne de Marneffe, clinical psychologist and author of Maternal Desire, and Opal Palmer Adisa, poet, storyteller and Parenting Editor of the Morning Show on KPFA, discuss the complex feelings many women have about becoming mothers.
Are you getting the kind of care your child needs? Rona and guests Dr. Daniel Delgado, a pediatrician with the East Valley Clinic in San Jose, and Dr. Anda Kuo, assistant clinical professor with UCSF's Department of Pediatrics,discuss ways to access the health care resources your family deserves.
In a divorce, figuring out who will have custody of any children is a deeply emotional issue for parents. Guests: Judge Dolores Carr, Supervising Judge at the Family Division in the Santa Clara County Court System. Steve Baron, MA, Director of Family Court Services for Santa Clara County Family Court.
In the winter months we're reminded to bundle up and keep our families warm. But is there anything else parents can do to prevent the flu? How do you know if your child's trouble breathing is an indicator of asthma? Guests: Catherine Albin, MD, Chief of Pediatric Services at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, and Donna Kaufman, RN, MPA, Program Manager of the Contra Costa Health Plan Asthma Program
How is it possible for working parents to stay connected to their children? Guests: Kathy Truax, MFT, MA. Director of the Pregnancy and Early Parenting Center, a program of Family Service Agency of Marin County. Richard Eyre is the co-founder (with his wife, Linda Eyre) of valuesparenting.com.
Children's social lives change depending on their stage of development. But their friendships are deeply meaningful. Guests, Michael G. Thompson, PhD, author of Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children. Check out his website. Jim Stockinger, a child care worker for 25 years, is a teacher at the University of California, Berkeley Infant Toddler Center.
For Father's Day, we invite dads to share stories of how they express and experience the love they have for and from their children. Guests: Niinana Kweku, Manager of the Black Infant Health "Proud Fathers" Program with Contra Costa Health Services, and Steve Preminger, Board Member of Building Peaceful Families.
Want to plan fun, local, inexpensive, educational, creative and eye-opening things to do with your kids this summer? Learn about the many resources that exist in the Bay Area for families and children. Guest: Elina Wong, author of Kids' Adventures Around San Francisco Bay: Educational Places to Go, Things to Do and Classes to Take.
Teach your kids that the spirit of giving lasts long after the holidays end. Rona and guests Christopher Cerf, editor of Thanks & Giving, and Reverend Brenda Sharp, minister at St. Peter's Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in El Cerrito discuss ways to encourage gratitude, sharing and generosity all year long.
What can we do to help children feel positive about their racial heritage and encourage the development of healthy racial identity? Guests: Dr. Intisar Shareef, EdD, and Dr. Susan Leong Lee, EdD, Department Co-Chairs and Professors in the Early Childhood Education Department at Contra Costa College.